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In the summer, our afternoon breezes come predominantly from the southwest.
  most frequent, common, or important; or having more power and influence
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  • In the summer, our afternoon breezes come predominantly from the southwest.
  • The Kurds are predominantly Sunni Muslim.
  • And if death, and sorrow, and the inexplicable joy that comes from triumph over death and sorrow, if these themes are predominant in my work, past and future, it is because they dominate my memory.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  My Mother, Literature, and a Life Split Neatly into Two Halves
  • It is strange that all the memories that come have these two qualities. They are always completely calm, that is predominant in them; and even if they are not really calm, they become so.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front

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  • Cotton is a predominantly agricultural pursuit.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • In man as well as herbs,—grace and rude will;
    And where the worser is predominant,
    Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • ... Do you find
    Your patience so predominant in your nature,
    That you can let this go?
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • There were more than 600,000 Latinos in Georgia legally, in addition to the hundreds of thousands there illegally, and there were whole neighborhoods south of Atlanta where Spanish was the predominant language.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I alternately laughed and howled as the one or the other idea grew predominant.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • It omits some details; others are exaggerated, according to the emotional value of the articles it touches, for memory is seated predominantly in the heart.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie

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  • The predominant odor was of old paint from the Dramatics Club canvas flats.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • The predominant quality of the slow form is viscosity.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Oppressed, as I certainly was, upon the occurrence of this second and most extraordinary coincidence, by a thousand conflicting sensations, in which wonder and extreme terror were predominant, I still retained sufficient presence of mind to avoid exciting, by any observation, the sensitive nervousness of my companion.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • I’m a grown person with masculine proclivities and habits of self-defense, but there is a time when all systems of egotism and predominance fail.
    O. Henry  --  The Ransom of Red Chief
  • It is a bawdy planet, that will strike where ’tis predominant;
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • We can assume that large States will want to increase the number of Representatives from their States and their influence will predominate.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • As she lifted her camera and focused, her one predominant emotion was envy, pure and simple.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Master Brook, thou shalt know I will predominate over the peasant, and thou shalt lie with his wife.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • "Perhaps he’s becoming white," joked another, but the humor masked an underlying question of why Jose Fax had moved his family from Salinas Avenue on the west side, where most Hispanics lived, to a tract home in a predominantly white neighborhood.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • It was a weird place, the all-female society with a handful of strange men, the military-style living, the predominant "ghetto" vibe (both urban and rural) through a female lens, the mix of every age, from silly young girls to old grandmas, all thrown together with varying levels of tolerance.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • You may not agree with this, Renny, but I’ve always believed that the predominant burden is mine, if it is a question of feeling at home in a place.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The twenty-eight teams were composed of high schoolers predominantly from the Northeast.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Nevertheless, the evidence indicates that proemancipation convictions did predominate among the leaders and fighting soldiers of the Union army.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • All told, she owned fourteen books, but she saw her story as being made up predominantly of ten of them.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The predominant colour was green.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • A small group of warriors, predominantly boys and old men, accompanied them.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • But Justin and I were the only two who actually went all the way across town to attend a predominantly white private school.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • She invariably chose predominantly Jewish public schools: P.S. 138 in Rosedale, J.H.S. 231 in Springfield Gardens, Benjamin Cardozo, Francis Lewis, Forest Hills, Music and Art.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • She grew up in a black neighborhood that was one of the poorest and most dangerous in the country; I grew up in a safe, quiet middle-class neighborhood in a predominantly white city and went to high school with a total of two black students.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The sportive sunlight—feebly sportive, at best, in the predominant pensiveness of the day and scene—withdrew itself as they came nigh, and left the spots where it had danced the drearier, because they had hoped to find them bright.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The power of the female and her ability to produce life was once very sacred, but it posed a threat to the rise of the predominantly male Church, and so the sacred feminine was demonized and called unclean.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The fact that "devils" are predominantly comic figures in the modern imagination will help you.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Yes, and I say to you, if you are really strong, really superior, really pious, or impenetrable, which you were right in saying amounts to the same thing—then be proud, sir, for that is the characteristic of predominance.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • So the predominant feeling was one of hopelessness and despair.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Albriech had inherited both his father’s size and Elain’s honey-blond hair, which made him an oddity in Carvahall, where brown was the predominant hair color.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Since the blood disorders were, in the long run, the predominant factor in the disease, some of the Japanese doctors evolved a theory as to the seat of the delayed sickness.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • The charm of adventure sweetens that sensation, the glow of pride warms it; but then the throb of fear disturbs it; and fear with me became predominant when half-an-hour elapsed and still I was alone.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • High on the upper deck, in a little nook among the everywhere predominant cotton-bales, at last we may find him.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Ever busily winding the golden thread that bound them all together, weaving the service of her happy influence through the tissue of all their lives, and making it predominate nowhere, Lucie heard in the echoes of years none but friendly and soothing sounds.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Which seemed to the host to be the predominant qualities of his guest?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I know that these gratifying social ends were so invariably accomplished, that Herbert and I understood nothing else to be referred to in the first standing toast of the society: which ran "Gentlemen, may the present promotion of good feeling ever reign predominant among the Finches of the Grove."
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The wind there is from the east predominantly.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • A combination of Baptists, Methodists, and Roman Catholics would account for eighty percent of the county’s devout, yet among the elite-the businessmen, bankers, lawyers, physicians, and more prominent ranchers who tenant the top drawer-Presbyterians and Episcopalians predominate.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • This power cannot be based on the predominance of moral strength, for, not to mention heroes such as Napoleon about whose moral qualities opinions differ widely, history shows us that neither a Louis XI nor a Metternich, who ruled over millions of people, had any particular moral qualities, but on the contrary were generally morally weaker than any of the millions they ruled over.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • She tried to recollect some instance of goodness, some distinguished trait of integrity or benevolence, that might rescue him from the attacks of Mr. Darcy; or at least, by the predominance of virtue, atone for those casual errors under which she would endeavour to class what Mr. Darcy had described as the idleness and vice of many years’ continuance.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Wooten, like a lot of teachers of large, predominantly freshman, survey courses, is witness to heightened dropout rates for African American students.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • To avoid it, he would find some way of snubbing the predominance of the arts.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • The stichic form of English verse that is closest to the hexameter in length and in its affinity for long narratives is the medieval "fourteener," a predominantly iambic ( v - ) line broken into phrases of four and three stresses.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • She could tell he longed to disobey her order, but as much as he wanted to shield her from harm, loyalty had ever been Jormundur’s predominant trait.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The new superpower gradually conquered all the Hellenistic kingdoms, and from then on Roman culture and the Latin language were predominant from Spain in the west to far into Asia.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
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